Thursday, May 29, 2008

JSM Meat Issues Recall, Possible E. Coli Contamination

Chicago (ChattahBox) - A Chicago-based company, JSM Meat Holdings Co., issued a voluntary meat recall due to a possible E. coli contamination. The actual amount of meat that was recalled is not yet known.

E. coli usually linked with symptoms such as bloody diarrhea, dehydration, as well as kidney failure. It is a potentially fatal disease.

JSM Meat Holdings Co. distributed the meat to 11 different states including Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.

The beef recalled consist of 30-pound, 60-pound, and 47-gallon barrels of “MORREALE MEAT” products and all carry the number EST. 6872 where the USDA inspection mark is located.
Overall 15 different labels are included in the recall such as Boneless Chucks, Bonless Clods, Flat Rounds, and Knuckle.

As of this point, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has stated that there have been no illnesses linked to the recalled beef.
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Mom’s Stress During Pregnancy Increases Allergy, Asthma Risk

New York (ChattahBox) - A new study has shown that pregnant mothers who are exposed to high levels of stress put their babies at an increased risk of developing asthma, and allergies.
Researchers from the Harvard Medical studies women who went through high levels of stress during pregnancy. They looked at a total of nearly 350 infants.

What they found was that the mothers who had experienced the greatest level of stress had more of the chemical known as lgE in their umbilical blood when they gave birth compared to women who did not go through as much stress.

lgE is linked directly to the risk of asthma and various types of allergies The increased risk was seen regardless of the exposure to various levels of dust mites, which also trigger allergies.

Things such as race, medical history, etc. also were found to have no effect on the overall risk.
Stress was found to make women more at risk of allergies due to their immune system weakening. This stress, according to the study, can be passed to the infant.

The findings were presented at the American Thoracic Society’s 2008 International Conference in Toronto.

Relay For Life Brings People Together To Fight Cancer

Philadelphia (ChattahBox) - The Relay for Life campaign kicked off in several states over the weekend, bringing people together for the common cause of raising money towards cancer research.

The Relay for Life was held over the weekend in states such as Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
Each each of the events held drew dozens upon dozens of teams taking part in the 24-hour walk. Event event managed to garner around $100,000 which will go towards the fight against cancer.

Things are only going to pick up further from here was well with more events planned for June across the U.S.

The money earned from the Relay for Life go straight to the American Cancer Society.

AHA Rates Heart Healthy Cities For Women In U.S.

Boston (ChattahBox) - The American Heart Association released a study on Monday, revealing the best and worst heart healthy cities in the U.S. for women.

Sperling’s Best Places carried out the study for the American Heart Association.

This goes along with the AHA’s Go Red for Women, raising awareness of heart disease.
Cities were rated based on their cardiac mortality rates, as well as exercise, blood pressure, etc.

The American Heart Association recommends a better diet for women who want to help fight heart disease. Exercise is also something which can help a great deal and lead to a healthier heart.

Top 10 Best Heart Healthy Cities For Women
1. Minneapolis
2. Washington D.C.
3. San Francisco
4. Denver
5. Boston
6. Seattle
7. Portland
8. San Diego
9. Los Angeles
10. Phoenix
Top 10 Worst Heart Healthy Cities For Women
1. Nashville2. St. Louis3. Detroit4. Pittsburgh5. Dallas6. Columbus7. Cincinnati8. Las Vegas9. Cleveland10. Indianapolis